2015/2016 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award for Nigerians study Overseas

The interview would take place from March 9th to March 13th 2015 by 9.00am daily.

Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Awards are scholarship awards made to eligible Nigerian youths after due process by development partners who have entered into Bilateral Educational agreement with Nigeria. These offers could be at the Undergraduate or Post Graduate or both levels as the case may be.  The duration of the scholarship offer ranges from 4- 9 years depending on the level of study and the country.

In Bilateral Educational Agreement countries, Awardees study the language of the country in their first Year and this constitutes the language of instruction throughout their study. It is pertinent to state that performance in the language course determines the continuation of the course of study for which the award has been made.

The Federal ministry of Education through the Honourable minister of Education Mallam Ibrahim Shekaru (CON) hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2015/2016 nomination interview for bilateral education agreement (BEA) scholarship award for:

  • Undergraduate Studies in Russia, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Macedonia and Hungary.
  • Postgraduate studies tenable in Russia, China, Turkey, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, Hungary, South Korea etc

Fields of Study
A. Undergraduate level –

Medicine, Paramedical, Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics,Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, etc.
B. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields.
Scholarship Worth:
The Total scholarship value is scheduled as follows:
• Any of the above countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation.
• While Nigeria government takes care of the following;
• $500 monthly for supplementation.
• $250 yearly for warm clothing.
• $200 yearly for Health Insurance.
• $500 yearly for medical scholars only.
• $1000 for PG research grant yearly were applicable.
• N100,000 – Take off for PG scholars were applicable
• N60,000 – Take off for UG scholars were applicable

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible:


Eligibility Criteria for BEA Award

(A)  Postgraduate Applicants Should

  • Possess university degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper  Division
  • Should not be more than 35 years of Age at the time of taking up the award
  • Possess a certificate obtained not more than 5 year at date of application
  • Possess NYSC/Exemption certificate (where applicable)
  • Should have not less than two (2) years post qualification experience
  • Should provide willingness of employer to release applicant (where applicable)


(B)               Undergraduate

  • Candidate must posses at least A or B grades in five relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at one sitting.
  • Qualifying Certificate – (WASC  or NECO) only.
  • Candidate must be between 17-23 years old at the time of taking up the award.
  • Certificate must not be more than 3 years old at time of application.


Note: (For all Applicants):
The donor countries are non english speaking. Applicants should therefore be prepared to undertake mandatory one year foreign language of the country of choice which will be the medium of instructions. And For postgraduate applicants for Russian award, the candidate must have obtained his/her first degree Russia.


Application Procedure and interview Criteria
All qualified candidates are advised to

  • Visit federal scholarship boards website: www. fsb.gov.ng
  • Click on Application Center
  • Click on BEA in the Application Centre to access form
  • Complete the application form online
  • Print the completed application form
  • Submit two sets of the completed application forms at the venue of the interview as scheduled.



S/N Venue MondayMarch 9th TuesdayMarch 10th WednesdayMarch 11th ThursdayMarch 12th FridayMarch 13th
 South West Christ School, Ado-Ekiti Lagos  & Osun States  Oyo & Ogun States Ondo State Ekiti State Collation of Result

NOTE/WARINING: double entries will be disqualified.

All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues nearest to them as scheduled for their respective states of origin. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:

  • Two authenticated photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonial of previous school attended in two envelopes with their originals for sighting
  • Only one Certificate will be accepted ie WAEC or NECO
  • Two copies of Birth Certificate from national population commission (NPC) only
  • State of Origin Certificate duly signed, stamped and dated.
  • Four passport sized colour photographs on white background
  • Data page of current International Passport, and
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC certificate will be required from applicants for postgraduate studies.


  • The 2015 – 2016 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award Venues and Dates can be found on the official website.

The interview would take place from March 9th to March 13th 2015 by 9.00am daily.
NB: Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA Countries will be required to submit to federal scholarship board the following:
– Authenticated copies of academic certificates and
– Specified medical reports and police clearance certificate.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award


  1. please i have registered but i still dont know the venues for interview i am very confused i am from imo state
    thank you

    • Comment:pls how can i register ?
      am finding it so difficult to get the application form or to register
      pls i need ur help by u sending me d direction

  2. I have registered but i cant seem to figure where the Lagos Venue is… Pls help provide all useful information. Thanks

  3. please I’m interested and want to register but it keeps telling me the website is temporarily unavailable, please try it later.. when will the website become available please??

  4. Since we now have a new government, what is the fate of this scholarship programme? I ask because I also applied for this programm and will like to know if I should still keep my hopes up

  5. Please Sirs, i applied for the scholarship since 2013. I applied for civil engineering in Ukraine. I also took part in the interview. I did well in the interview and was told i would be reached shortly. I am still waiting expectant since then in Nigeria hopefully. PLEASE Sirs, could you help me sort out my case. My name is NWIKA NEKABARI from RIVERS STATE. I applied since 2013 for UKRAINE. My Phone Number is 08036646651. Thanks in anticipation to help me. God bless you.

  6. my name is ibrahim dalhat lema from katsina state. i am really interested to pursue my chosen engineering program abroad, and i wants to rise steadily on the academic ladder and wish to engage myself in post graduate studies in one of the available BEA scholarship award. my lord spiritual and temporal honorable sir. your concern is really appreciated. thank you so much indeed.

  7. Please Admin..Don’t polarized this beautiful website…Giveout the whole information. You seems to only desplay south west time table…while you exclude other regions the country..Am from north but i follow your wesite..

  8. Comment:Please for post graduate applicant that his or her waec result is two sitting. But has 2:1 in his/ her University degree. Can this person apply. Please I need your reply.

  9. pls sir i can’t obtain my transcript from my school directly, except it’s been send to FSB at Abuja. Sir can it be done that way?


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